Mirror Finish Polishing ~ 1-816-529-6089 ~ sales@mirrorfinishpolishing.com ~ mirrorfinishpolishing.com For the best rate on home, auto, life or business/commercial insurance call me at 888-959-0955, cell 636-734-1310 or bricehazelwood@weiss-ins.com. Never Done Garage - donewhenimdead.com Peerless Automotive Reconditioning - 1155 W. Dennis Ave, Olathe Ks, 66061 - 913-893-1201 Mark H. Epstein ~ The Epstein Law Firm, LLC ~ 913-396-5123 Wilkes Automotive ~ wilkesautomotive.com ~ 246 Marion St, Olathe, KS 66061 ~ 913-254-7171 Skandalous Inc ~ www.skandalousinc.com DIY Auto Repair Inc ~ www.diyautorepairkc.com ~ 11509 Strangline Rd, Olathe KS 66062 ~ 913-226-3806 Your advertisement here! The Law Offices of Jeremiah Johnson, LLC ~ 104 E. Poplar, Olathe, KS 66061 ~ (913)764-5010 ~ www.kcatty.com - www.johnsoncountydui.com ~ jeremiah@kcatty.com Santa Fe Body, Inc ~ 8717 Lenexa Drive, Overland Park, KS 66214 ~ (913) 894-6090 House of Boost LLC Nude? HouseofHID.com - The #1 source for HID The Print Shop KC 816.200.6694 or Ryan@RMD-Photography.com the art of tyleR ~ http://tyleR.bigcartel.com ~ TYLERcoey.com ~ MUTTtoy.com ~ MUTTtoy@gmail.com W-K Chevrolet Buick Pontiac Cadillac GMC ~ 3310 W. Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301 ~ 800-382-5088 ~ Cell 660-553-8928 ~ dustin@wkchevy.com ~ www.wkchevy.com

Go Back   KCSR - THE Kansas City Forum > General Forums > Movies, Music, TV, Books

Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 2017-07-12, 01:15 PM   #1
JDLM
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Olathe
Posts: 173,775
Post Thanks / Like
Default The Irishman

Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale Join Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’


<LI class="social-v3-mail no-sprite"> <LI class="social-v3-print no-sprite">














The Irishman will mark the first time that Pacino and Scorsese will have worked together and the first time all the Italian greats are on the big screen together. The film starts shooting next month in and around New York and will continue through December.
Pesci’s involvement comes after the actor said no multiple times (some say about 50); a deal was just sealed this week. He will portray Russell Bufalino, a Mafia boss out of PA and has been long suspected of having a hand in the disappearance of Hoffa. Pesci and Scorsese have done five films together.







Producers of The Irishman are De Niro, Fabrica’s Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Scorcese, Randall Emmett and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. The casting director Scorsese’s longtime collaborators Ellen Lewis with Thelma Schoonmaker serving as editor. The film is expected to get a small theatrical release to qualify for Oscar.
This project has been embroiled in controversy when the author of the book I Heard You Paint Houses (which is slang for a hit ala “painting” the walls with blood) Charles Brandt penned it based on the deathbed confession of Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran. The hitman claimed to tell the real story of the disappearance of union former boss Jimmy Hoffa. However, the account that Sheeran told to Brandt has been disputed as well. Still, the FBI actually thought enough of Sheeran’s confession to pull up several floor board planks from a house where he said he shot and killed Hoffa to look for DNA (blood) evidence. Latter the bureau said that the DNA samples weren’t from the former Teamsters boss.
It’s one of the coldest cases in history, but there is no statute on murder so it is not closed.
Over the years, many stories about what happened to Hoffa has sprung forth, all to be debunked one by one by one. There are a couple of men still alive today whose knowledge of the event would still carry any weight with the FBI and who the bureau considers really do know what happened on July 30 after Hoffa got into Chuckie O’Brien’s car outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant and then disappeared, but these guys (now in their 90s) still aren’t talking.
The Hoffa kids, one still in the union politics in Detroit and the other a former judge in St. Louis, are still waiting for resolution to bring their father’s remains back to bury next to their mother. They nor anyone else will likely know the full story behind his disappearance, but it is very possible that they will find out where their father’s remains are in their lifetimes.

Pesci is represented by longtime manager Melissa Prophet and Jai Stefan, his longtime producing partner. Keitel is repped by ICMPartners and lawyer Todd Rubenstein while Cannavale is repped by WME and Framework management.
__________________


B68 | F82 |///M | S55B | NAV | LED | Avant Garde | Toyo Proxes 4
JDLM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2019-02-14, 11:49 PM   #2
JDLM
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Olathe
Posts: 173,775
Post Thanks / Like
Default

Half of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Will Feature De-Aged Actors, May Arrive in October



It seems like every few months we learn a little more about Martin Scorsese‘s ambitious inter-generational gangster movie, The Irishman, and a little less about when this film will finally come out. Since rumblings about the film first started happening in 2010, Scorsese fans have waited with bated breath for The Irishman release date to be announced.

When Netflix picked up the drama, the end appeared to be in sight. Then 2017 passed us by. Then 2018. And not a word about this film has been spoken since the new year started — but now actors and crew have started to drum up anticipation for the Robert De Niro, Al Pacino gangster movie with new details about the film’s de-aging technology and (finally) a possible release date.

How Much of The Irishman Will Have De-Aged Robert De Niro and Al Pacino?

The Irishman‘s costly budget has been a great source of headlines in the past few years, with Scorsese’s use of complicated CGI to de-age several of the actors for certain scenes reportedly pushing the budget to over $140 million. But just how much of this movie, which is set to take place over multiple decades with De Niro and Pacino playing both the younger and older versions of themselves, will feature the de-aged actors?

Editor and longtime Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker revealed to Yahoo that about half of The Irishman will feature De Niro and Pacino as their de-aged selves:
“We’re youthifying the actors in the first half of the movie. And then the second half of the movie they play their own age. So that’s a big risk. We’re having that done by Industrial Light and Magic, ILM. That’s a big risk.”
ILM is the visual effects company founded by George Lucas responsible for the effects behind the Star Wars franchise, as well as the de-aging effects in Marvel films like Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain America: Civil War, and Captain Marvel — through which the technology has had the most mainstream exposure. The tech was used extensively in Ant-Man and the Wasp in particular, but never has it been the focal point for half of an entire film. Schoonmaker admitted that because The Irishman is such “an expensive project, [Netflix are] taking a risk there,” and thus the success of the film heavily rides on how convincing that de-aging technology is. But, in a vote of confidence for this film, she said that when she watched that first cut with Scorsese, and the lights came on in the room, they both looked at each other and said “wow.”

“We’re seeing some of it, but I haven’t gotten a whole scene where they’re young, and what I’m going to have to see, and what Marty’s going to have to see is, ‘How is it affecting the rest of the movie when you see them young?'” she added.
When Will This Movie Come Out?

The Irishman was rumored for a long time to be hitting Netflix (and possibly theaters) in 2019, but as the second month of the new year rolls by and we hear no news of the Scorsese film, that release date is becoming less certain. However, actor Sebastian Maniscalco, who plays legendary crime boss “Crazy” Joe Gallo in The Irishman, told the Joe Rogan Experience podcast to expect a October 2019 premiere on Netflix:
“It’s coming out in October…I didn’t sleep for the first week leading up to the [first] scene, because I knew it would be with De Niro and Pesci. When I went in there, I told myself that I’m not speaking to nobody. I’m gonna speak when I’m spoken to. There was a part when they were lighting De Niro and I, we’re standing face to face, and I’m looking straight at him.”
There’s no official confirmation from the streaming giant yet, but this could mean that Netflix is eyeing a big Cannes premiere for the Scorsese movie with a possible Oscars 2020 push akin to last year’s campaign for Roma — if they can dissolve their Cannes feud. But this is a huge star-studded film, with Scorsese’s past collaborators De Niro and Pesci reuniting for the film, as well as Pacino marking his first time working with the legendary director. Harvey Keitel also stars, along with Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Stephen Graham and Jesse Plemons. The film is based on Charles Brandt’s I Heard You Paint Houses about Frank Sheeran, a union official with mob connections who claimed to be involved with the murder of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa (played by Pacino).
__________________


B68 | F82 |///M | S55B | NAV | LED | Avant Garde | Toyo Proxes 4
JDLM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2019-02-27, 06:59 PM   #3
JDLM
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Olathe
Posts: 173,775
Post Thanks / Like
Default

Netflix Already Positioning ‘The Irishman’ as a Serious Oscar Contender By Planning Wide Theatrical Release






We’re all excited for The Irishman, but no one is more excited than the folks at Netflix. Because in the eyes of the streaming giant, Martin Scorsese‘s new gangster epic is a one-way ticket to winning a Best Picture Oscar next year. Having not scored the top award at the recent Academy Awards with Roma, a new report reveals Netflix is going all-in on positioning The Irishman as a serious Oscar contender. In fact, they might even do something they’ve never done with one of their movies before: give it a wide theatrical release.

Netflix didn’t go home empty-handed at last weekend’s Oscar ceremony. Their acclaimed film Roma scooped up Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography and Best Director. But Netflix wanted more. They wanted the coveted Best Picture prize. Several Academy voters anonymously admitted that they flat-out refused to vote for Roma for Best Picture because they thought of it as a “Netflix movie.” People in the industry don’t care for Netflix’s release model – in their minds, movies only really count as movies when they’re released in theaters. And while Netflix gave Roma a theatrical release, it was very limited.
According to THR, Netflix is determined to make sure the same issue isn’t repeated with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Per THR, Scorsese wants a wide theatrical release for the film, and Netflix is working to make it happen. To pull this off, “Netflix will have to expand the three-week art house theatrical window it pioneered amid controversy this awards season and will have to allow theater owners to report box office numbers, which the streamer did not do for Roma.”
Netflix recently joined the MPAA, which is just one more step towards following traditional norms. Releasing box office numbers would be another big step. And giving Scorsese’s The Irishman a longer wide release certainly makes sense, since Scorsese is the biggest director the streaming service has worked with so far. And while The Irishman is getting the most focus, Netflix is also considering wider theatrical releases for Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, David Michôd’s The King, Dee Rees’ The Last Thing He Wanted, Fernando Meirelles’ The Pope and Noah Baumbach’s currently untitled film starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.
Even though the most recent Oscar ceremony was only three days ago, Netflix has already begun ramping up plans for next year. ABC required $2 million to $3 million for 30-second spots to air during the Oscars on Sunday, and Netflix plunked down double that to air a 60-second teaser for The Irishman that had no actual footage.
The Academy currently does not require an exclusive theatrical window on films to earn nominations, but some Academy members are becoming increasingly nervous about that. “People are feeling very strongly that if this loophole continues, it could destroy the whole concept of cinema,” an Academy member told THR. On top of all that, several members of the Academy are pushing for a “rule change at the organization that would require a movie to have an exclusive theatrical window of at least four weeks to be eligible for major Oscars.” In short, the Academy is trying to do everything in their power to disqualify the current Netflix model, and Netflix has decided to roll over in order to take home more Oscar gold.
__________________


B68 | F82 |///M | S55B | NAV | LED | Avant Garde | Toyo Proxes 4
JDLM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2019-06-25, 03:10 PM   #4
JDLM
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Olathe
Posts: 173,775
Post Thanks / Like
Default

Rumors of an Official ‘The Irishman’ Release Date Are Inaccurate [Updated]






Update: Representatives from The Irishman have reached out and let us know that the reports of the film opening this November are inaccurate. While it’s entirely possible for the film to open during that window, nothing has been set in stone and we will let you know when and if we hear more. Our original article follows below.
The Irishman is a movie long in the making. After months of hearing not a peep from distributor Netflix — apart from one cryptic teaser — the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese crime epic finally has a release date window, and it’s something to be truly thankful for.

Producer Irwin Winkler confirmed that The Irishman release date has been set for Thanksgiving of this year. In an interview with Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal podcast, Winkler revealed the release date window of Thanksgiving 2019, though he did not supply the specific release date or whether the film will get an initial theatrical debut before heading to Netflix in the following weeks, like last year’s Oscar contender Roma. But this November release date tracks with Netflix’s serious Oscar campaign for The Irishman, as well as Scorsese’s insistence on perfecting the film’s substantial visual effects.
Netflix is reportedly planning to ramp up its Oscar campaign for The Irishman, which the streaming giant is positioning as its best chance to win the coveted Best Picture award. As opposed to last year’s Roma, which broke Netflix day-and-date tradition and received a limited release before it rolled onto the streaming service, Netflix plans to give The Irishman a wide theatrical release to better appeal to wary Academy voters.
If any month is the time to debut a Scorsese gangster flick, it’s November, one of the busiest box office months outside of the summer. But with that month, which is packed with awards contenders and blockbusters alike, comes heavy competition. Films like Terminator: Dark Fate, Charlie’s Angels, and Disney’s surefire box office giant Frozen 2 are all set for November, with more sure to be announced. But the combination of Scorsese with his longtime collaborators Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci could be the formidable force needed to oppose the big blockbuster remakes and sequels.
Watch this space as we await the official The Irishman release date from Netflix.
__________________


B68 | F82 |///M | S55B | NAV | LED | Avant Garde | Toyo Proxes 4
JDLM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Design By: Miner Skinz.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.13.37
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright (c) 1993-2012, KCSR.org